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by ronk
February 24th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11292
Views: 754800

Re: Rumour Mill

mildlyinterested wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 11:43 am
I dunno why anyone would want to move from NZ to ireland in the near future.
If the door to the international team was open (it isn’t) or to be closer to family.
by ronk
February 24th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11292
Views: 754800

Re: Rumour Mill

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/leinster-rugby/crusader-isileli-tuungafasi-tops-list-as-leinster-go-in-search-of-an-overseas-tighthead-prop-40121376.html Leinster given the green light to sign NIQ tight head from Crusaders. Seems odd given that both Salanoa & Aungier left. Also surely they w...
by ronk
February 22nd, 2021, 10:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4756
Views: 351873

Re: A whiff of Cordite

The top Irish provinces have great setups with large S&C teams, loads of coaches, resources for a big squad and a good tradition of personal discipline (nutrition, recovery etc.). That’s a nice advantage generally, but in such disruptive circumstances it’s bigger than ever. No crowds, pay cuts, heal...
by ronk
February 22nd, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Are Leinster an offloading team? Does the Leinster attack lack imagination?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Are Leinster an offloading team? Does the Leinster attack lack imagination?

Offloading is sometimes a sign of having to force play. Leinster offload somewhat but teams live off turnovers and you have to be realistic about doing what works. If you’re able to build phases and then scores then why not. If teams leave themselves open to offloads we can be quick to take advantag...
by ronk
February 22nd, 2021, 12:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 68
Views: 3389

Re: Pro 16

An Argentinian side based is Bilbao? Could that work? Someone else would have to be jettisoned I would assume, maybe the 2 Italian clubs merged into 1. Can't see happening tbh. You'd have to look at the Welsh teams. Tiny domestic market, badly supported, only the Scarlets have been competitive in t...
by ronk
February 21st, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 68
Views: 3389

Re: Pro 16

The Jaguares were S15 finalists in 2019. They’d be stocked with internationals and they’d grow the game in Spain.

As it stands residency qualification could be Spain based and work permit issues would be strange. Now would they be allowed into the Heineken Cup?
by ronk
February 21st, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 68
Views: 3389

Re: Pro 16

The Super X* was creaking under pressure and added travel to Japan and Argentina at the same time as an expansion of the international calendar.
by ronk
February 20th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Dragons Away, 19th Feb, 7.35pm
Replies: 187
Views: 10842

Re: Dragons Away, 19th Feb, 7.35pm

POM took out a player who was off his feet and after the ball was available. It was a cheap shot.

There no rugby reason to fly in so hard you jump into the contact and then change shoulders as you bounce off.
by ronk
February 20th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 362
Views: 44715

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Archer and Ryan again tonight for Munster, can’t help but think Salanoa would of racked up some serious minutes for us this season. + And how Aungier seems to have been the big beneficary. The strong suggestion was that he only moved to Connacht because Salanoa was staying in Leinster (only to chan...
by ronk
February 20th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 470
Views: 26345

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

POM is a very good player, I’m (kinda) not sure whether he’s a 6 or a 7. Just like I’m kinda not sure if Stander is a 6 or an 8. When you can balance a backrow with him/them in it then it goes well. But sometimes that’s hard and the deficiencies in their games are exposed. The selection debate has g...
by ronk
February 20th, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 106
Views: 8284

Re: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..

International centre is a bust at the moment. Too many players fighting for only a few positions. And a few others on the outside looking in too. There’s no point in trying to please Farrell/Catt. Frawley offers something different in terms of both style of play and versatility. If he can do what he...
by ronk
February 19th, 2021, 10:07 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 24309

Re: 6 Nations 2021

I assume when people say scrap the central contracts, they don't mean and then spend the money on brandy and cigars. Keep the money in the system but come up with a different finding model, be it match bonuses, tournament bonuses, or more funding for the provinces, etc. so that current form is more...
by ronk
February 19th, 2021, 1:52 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 24309

Re: 6 Nations 2021

I don’t see the problem with central contracts. They’re not perfect and they get blame when people don’t like selections. Are there really that many genuine examples of guys getting picked because of the contract? Players like SOB and Henshaw played uneconomic numbers of games in recent years, for L...
by ronk
February 19th, 2021, 1:36 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 106
Views: 8284

Re: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..

The Ford-Farrell axis has been good for England & Sexton-Farrell was a big success for the Lions. Normally I’d have been all over Frawleys versatility and keeping it warm but there’s a more tempting prize in having him as a higher level 12 and that’s true for him and for Leinster (& hopefully Irelan...
by ronk
February 18th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 106
Views: 8284

Re: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..

Frawley hasn’t played outhalf this season. He’d be moving to be a backup wherever he went. He’s on track to lock in 12 behind Henshaw (when everyone it fit), Henshaw misses a lot of Leinster games. He then has a good shot of Heineken Cup selection if Henshaw or Ringrose are out (move Henshaw). Add i...
by ronk
February 17th, 2021, 11:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 106
Views: 8284

Re: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..

There are international 10s at 4 provinces. And 2 in exile.

It's all we'll and good saying that Leinster have too many talented outhalves, but there isn't an option that offers considerably more quality game time.
by ronk
February 16th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Box Sets... The Next One ???
Replies: 1747
Views: 100686

Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Does Wandavision get any better?
by ronk
February 15th, 2021, 10:57 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 24309

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Lowe was everywhere. He made a few mistakes but there were some good defensive reads, especially in the ground he covered to appear on the right wing just in time.

To get so close to scoring from that position was phenomenal. Teams are afraid of him.
by ronk
February 15th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 24309

Re: 6 Nations 2021

We're overusing screen passing. With a big enough overlap the screen slows you going wide and gives the defence time to fold. It looks lime it was precalled and thus harder to back out of.

But a straight skip can do it too.
by ronk
February 15th, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 24309

Re: 6 Nations 2021

I miss Rob Kearney.